The Beach Tent Store

Best Beach Canopy “Best Buys” Table

Name of Beach Tent
PictureColors AvailableWeight (in pounds)
Lightspeed Quick Draw Sun Shelter (Pink/Brown)

Blue/Silver, Blue/Brown, Pink/Brown14.6
Texsport Calypso Cabana Beach Shelter

Pacific Play Tents Under the Sea Cabana w/ Zippered Mesh Front

Genji Sports Pop Up Family Beach Tent And Beach Sunshelter

Genji Sports Instant Push Up Beach Tent Sun Shelter

Lightspeed Quick Cabana

Coleman Road Trip Beach Shade

Sport-Brella Umbrella, Blue

Blue, Light Blue, Orange, Red & Hunter Green92.9
EZ - Up® Sierra II 10x10' Shelter

Blue, Red, Tan, Camaflage323.4
E-Z UP Sierra II 12 by 12 Shelter, Blue


Thanks for stopping by here at the beach tent store. My name is Colin, and I run the site here at

I’ve always loved days at the beach and have been lucky enough to have tried out many of them around the world. Some of my best memories from a young age centre around the beach. As I got older, I shared this love with my own family and now, very recently, with grandchildren!

The other issue with days at the beach is having suitable protection from the suns rays (have you seen the latest skin cancer information?) and having a place where you can get changed in peace and comfort. This is where I discovered the beach tent.

Now it took a little while before I found one that suited me and my exact needs and there was little objective opinion around on the various good and points of each model. Sure, Amazon provided customer reviews but it just took so long to go through each tent and then read the reviews. What I really needed was a simple summary of the best tents and their features and then a summary of the customer reviews. Not finding anything like this, I decided to create my own.

I took the 10 top selling beach tents on Amazon and then put together a comparison table with an overall rating which takes account of a number of factors including value for money, the available colors, the weights of the various tents and an overall value for money rating.

You can see this table above.

The other piece of information that was not readily available was the beach rules at various beaches across the U.S. Many bodies had such rules and there are often restrictions on beach tent location and maximum size. Again, I couldn’t find this all in one place so I set out to get as much information as possible – safety and rules – from the various beach authorities and provided a page full of information here.

My goal is to provide a one stop information resource, with detailed information, on selecting the best beach tent for your needs and also reviewing the tents so that you can make the right decision. As I receive reviews from people and also review more products myself then I’ll update the site accordingly. The reviews can be seen here.

If you want me to include your favourite beach in the beach safety rules page then drop me a line here with any information you have and I’ll gladly include it, together with your name!

Please feel free to browse around and see what is available – more content is added daily!

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